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When I wrote “How to Fill A Spell Bottle That Radiates Positivity” last year, I had no idea how far it would go. It’s been my top post ever since with thousands of views and has brought me so much feedback, mainly due to Pinterest. Mostly I’ve noticed an increase in questions about what exactly to put in spell bottles and why, and I’m thrilled that so many people want to make magick for themselves. That is, after all, the entire point of this blog.
To make spell bottles even easier to understand, I’ve created a list of the general herbs, spices, and crystals along with their meanings to help you find more success with your own.
If you’re not sure where to get started when it comes to building your apothecary or maybe your pantry is lacking herbs and spices, I highly recommend this herb and spice set from Amazon, which is perfect for baby witches:
I use a lot of dried flowers in my spell bottles for everything from enhancing self-love to opening the door to communication. However, it can be hard to source a variety of flowers, but as usual, Amazon has you covered. You can find this beautiful set of dried flowers that includes all of the florals that you need to keep your apothecary well-stocked:
Herbs, Flowers, & Spices
Creativity: Verbena, Jasmine, Bay Leaves, Angelica, Ginseng, Green Tea
Healing: Caraway, Mint, Sage, Sandalwood, Aloe, Saffron, Hemp
Success & Prosperity: Thyme, Basil, Ginger, Cloves, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Dill
Wisdom: Bay Leaves, Rosemary, Sage, Star Anise, Almond, Black Walnut
Balance: Chamomile, Lavender, Sage, Ambergris, Lily
Psychic Power: Calendula, Nutmeg, Bay, Thyme, Sandalwood, Celery, Black Walnut, Mugwort, Jasmine
Protection: Comfrey, Mugwort, Sage, Angelica, Verbena, Mullein, Ginseng, Cinnamon, Lavender
Confidence: Thyme, Mullein, Sweet Pea, Yarrow, Plumeria, Black Walnut, Rosemary, Yarrow, Allspice, Amaranth
Sex, Passion, Love: Ginger, Calendula, Marjoram, Mint, Thyme, Ginseng, Jasmine, Dill, Chili Peppers, Turmeric, Rose Petals, Jasmine
Grounding: Moss, Sage, Turmeric, Sycamore, Lavender, Damiana, Dandelion, Rosemary
Concentration: Caraway, Vanilla, Spearmint, Savory, Rosemary, Celery, Amaranth
Purification: Basil, Cinnamon, Mint, Parsley, Sage, Lavender
Intuition: Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose Buds, Peppermint, Lavender, Sage
Longevity: Rose Hips, Plumeria, Sage, Mugwort, Chamomile, Calendula, Rose Petals
When it comes to salts and sugars, salt is added for the purpose of purification, cleansing, or banishing, depending on the intention that’s poured in with it. Whether you use normal table salt, Himalayan Salt, or Black Salt, they all carry these properties. However, table salt is usually made from the sea and rock salts such as Himalayan Salt is made from the earth, which both carry very different energies.
Being of the Earth, Himalayan Salt is energetically heavier and therefore preferable for banishing and protecting, while sea salt carries stronger cleansing and purifying properties due to its lighter nature. I personally prefer the energy and strength of Himalayan Salt, but the more light work that I do, the more I’ve been drawn to different kinds of sea salts. I’ve included a great starter set above that contains Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Lava Hawaiian Sea Salt, French Grey Sea Salt, and Red Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt. Obviously when it comes to sugar, any type of sugar can be added to a spell bottle to “sweeten” or smooth out a process or even the emotions and feelings of someone else.
As you can see, many herbs and spices share some of the same correspondences, meaning they can be used for a variety of reasons. For example, all herbs that correspond with “protection” do indeed enhance protection of specific energies and areas, but it is up to the magick worker to ensure this.
The intention that goes in with each herb is what truly activates and shifts the energy in the desired manner. It’s the responsibility of the witch to confidently designate the correspondence for each one as he or she fills their spell bottle, which is what ultimately instructs the universe through manifestation. The same concept goes for the following crystals and gemstones as well.
Crystals & Gemstones
Agate: Protection, Healing, Gardening
Amethyst: Aura Cleansing, Peace, Healing, Intuition
Aventurine: Confidence, Vitality, Adventure, Ambition
Calcite: Centering, Protection, Purification
Carnelian: Energy, Courage, Protection, Personal Power
Citrine: Abundance, Joy, Prosperity, Confidence
Fluorite: Anti-Anxiety and Depression, Emotional Stability
Hematite: Grounding, Negative Energy Absorption, Protection
Howlite: Aids Insomnia, Emotional Stability, Calm and Soothing
Jade: Wisdom, Love, Abundance, Gardening
Jasper: Healing, Protection, Beauty, Earthly Energy
Jet: Wards Nightmares, Energetic Protection, Luck
Labradorite: Transformation, Transition, Prophecy, Dream Recall
Lepidolite: Peace, Love, Emotional Stability, Psychic Powers
Malachite: Loyalty, Protection, Peace
Moonstone: Fertility, Balance, Divination, Femininity, Honest Love, Emotions
Obsidian: Grounding, Protection, Peace
Quartz: Enhances and Protects Aura, Amplifies and Purifies Energy, Directs Intentions into the Universe
Rose Quartz: Gentle Love, Heals Emotional Wounds, Opens Heart Chakra
Selenite: Energy, Clarity, Awareness
Serpentine: Resourcefulness, Peace, Earthly Energy
Sodalite: Wisdom, Healing, Meditation, Communication
Sunstone: Protection, Energy, Blessing
Tiger’s Eye: Grounding, Willpower, Luck
Tourmaline: Courage, Inspiration, Love
Unakite: Clarity, Transformation, Earthly Energy
Most of the bottles that you will be using will have a small opening, so you’ll need crystals that are at least smaller than a dime, or you can use gemstone chips. If you already have some gemstones on hand, you’re halfway there! If they’re too big to fit into your bottle, you can carefully try to break them up by wrapping them in a towel and hitting them gently with a hammer. I’ve never been able to stomach that process because I’m too attached to the ones I already have, so I usually source gemstone chips specifically for my spell bottles.
One set that I highly recommend is this 2,000-Piece Set of Gemstone Chips for $25 from Amazon, with a variety of fifteen gemstones:
Candle Color Correspondences
It’s perfectly okay to seal your spell bottle, (or not seal it at all), with white wax from your average tea light and call it a day, but there may be an instance that you require more strength or power in a spell, whether to withstand a longer duration of time or to bring about change more quickly.
You can check your local department and craft stores for candles in every size and color. Whether you choose scented or unscented is up to you. You can also find them in sets like this one on Amazon, which is where I get my smaller taper candles:
Set of 40 Spell Candles From Amazon – $15.99
In those cases, using a colored candle stick that has also been charged with intent before being lit can add another layer of potency to your spell bottle. Here’s how to know which color to use:
Purple: Third Eye, Psychic Ability, Hidden Knowledge, Influence of Higher Powers, Spiritual Power
White: Purity, Peace, The Goddess, Higher Self, Virginity
Green: Earth Elements, Physical Healing, Monetary Success, Mother Earth, Tree and Plant Magick, Growth, Personal Goals
Gold: Achievement, The Sun God, Personal Power, Happiness, Confidence, Abundance
Yellow: Intelligence, Memory, The Sun, Imagination Supported By Logic, Joy, The Element of Air, Energetic and Auric Cleansing
Red: Passion, Strength, Fast Action, Career Goals, Lust, The Element of Fire, Ambition, Survival
Copper: Professional Growth, Business Productivity, Career Moves, Passion, Money Goals
Silver: Astral Energy, Telepathy, The Moon Goddess, Clairvoyance, Intuition, Female Energy, Dreams
Blue: Wisdom, Protection, The Element of Water, Calm, Good Fortune, Open Communication, Spiritual Growth, Inspiration
Black: Binding, Shape Shifting, Protection, Transmutes and Deflects Negative Energy
Pink: Affection, Romance, Caring, Nurturing, Self-Love
Orange: General Success, Property Deals, Legal Matters, Justice, Business and Career
Ultimately, the single most important part of your spell work isn’t the bottle, or what crystals or herbs you’re using. It’s you. You are the key component in this whole “magick” thing because you are the magick, so try to remember that when you can’t memorize incantations or find a green candle.
Your words, your intentions, and your power is what creates the true magick here, not the spell bottle. As long as you are working toward a higher goal, with good intent, you will not fail. I promise.
Thank you for reading.